On September 12, a stamp dedicated to the 100th Birth Anniversary of Vladimir Kudryavtsev, a legal scholar, was put into postal circulation in the Outstanding Lawyers of Russia series

Vladimir Kudryavtsev (1923-2007) was a Soviet and Russian legal scholar, a specialist in criminology and criminal law, Doctor of Law, Professor, an Honored Scientist of the RSFSR (1973), an Academician of the USSR Academy of Sciences (1984), and an Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences (1991).

Vladimir Kudryavtsev was born on April 10 of 1923 in Moscow. In 1942, he graduated from the V. Lenin General Service Command College in Tashkent. In 1942, he was elected a People's assessor of the military tribunal; and he also performed the duties of a military inquirer.

In 1944-1949, he studied at the Military Law Academy. In 1952, he defended his PhD thesis themed The Problem of Causality in the Soviet Criminal Law. Upon defense of the thesis, he worked as a lecturer, then as a senior lecturer, a Deputy Head of the research department and the Academic Secretary of the Military Law Academy. In 1956, he was transferred to the Law Faculty of the Lenin Military Political Academy as a senior lecturer at the Criminal and Judicial Law Department.

In 1963, he defended his doctoral thesis upon the subject of Theoretical Bases of Qualification of Crimes, and then he was assigned to work in the USSR Prosecutor's Office as a Deputy Director of the All-Union Institute for the Study of Causes and Development of Crime Prevention Measures under the USSR Prosecutor's Office. Since 1965, Kudryavtsev was a Professor of Criminal Law, and since August of 1969, he headed the Institute. From 1973 to 1989, he was the Director of the Institute of State and Law of the USSR Academy of Sciences and a Vice-President of the USSR Academy of Sciences (RAS) for Social Sciences in 1988-2001.

The postage stamp provides a portrait of Vladimir Kudryavtsev.

In addition to the issue of the postage stamp, JSC Marka produced First Day Covers and special cancels for Moscow and St. Petersburg.

Design Artist: R. Komsa.
Face value: 63 rubles.
Stamp size: 37×37 mm; sheet size: 131×137 mm.
Emission form: a sheet with formatted margins (3×3) with 8 stamps and a coupon.
Quantity: 72 thousand stamps (9 thousand sheets).

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